USS Ranger CV-61

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USS Ranger CV-61

Postby esteeme1 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:13 pm

Sorry I haven't been as active on the forum lately but my schedule has me stretched pretty thin. Plus I haven't been doing anything unique/different from my previous posts. I believe this build may qualify for unique and is note worthy.

The carve time only took about 8 hours but the setup was extensive. The superstructure was cut in 3 pieces and the profile alignment required some attention. The mast is double side carved and the flight deck needed to be rotated. the hull was cut in 2 slices and 3 segments to create a 3" inch thickness. From stern to bow measures 73" from mast keel 20". The coin slots mimic the angle of the flight/landing paths and accommodate about 50 coins.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-61

Postby esteeme1 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:20 pm

Here is an example of the profile matching of the front bridge.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-61

Postby tom klass » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:33 pm

WOW Jim that is fantastic! you are very artistic. I miss seeing you on here and on camheads stay busy my friend!!
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Re: USS Ranger CV-61

Postby mikeacg » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:33 pm

I figured you were off doing something amazing and I was correct! That is incredible!
The profile matching pics really help explain the process! Thanks Jim!

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Re: USS Ranger CV-61

Postby esteeme1 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:31 pm

Thanks Tom, i always enjoy hearing from you and Mike as well.

This is how I matched the profiles:
1. Create a bounding vector around the desired face. (make sure to cut this as thin as possible)
2. Take the right side profile (this example) and clip the left side span from it.
3. Use that profile with the 2 rail sweep.
4. Cut away the section that is not needed.
5. Create the rest of the model.
6. Develop the toolpath strategy and cut away.

Note: You can use the top down approach too.

1. Using the main body/component select the measure tool icon.
2. Within that popup window select Model Cross-Section (at the bottom).
3. Follow the on screen directions
4. Clip away the end vectors to the desired height.
5. Create your profile.
6. Again clip away the excess.

I like to use this feature to match components that have varying profile.

One more thing for both processes. Rotate the vectors 90 deg before creating the 2 rail sweep.

Again this project has a lot going on and all of the features within Aspire made the job go easier.
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